Farr Festival have announced they will be taking a year off in 2019. The break will allow the organisers to 're-evaluate their offering", they say in a statement.
Since their humble beginnings nearly 10 years ago, the festival has grown into one of the UK's favourite boutique music festivals. It has consistently showcased innovative dance lineups in the quirky surroundings of Bygrave Woods.
But as you grow, things inevitably become much more complex, meaning the organisers have made the difficult decision to take a break. Who knows what the future will hold for Farr Festival?
Read the full statement from the festival below:
"Farr Festival was founded on the principle of showcasing the very best that the UK and international electronic music community has to offer, all presented within a magical woodland located on the outer fringes of London. Over the years we’ve hosted thousands of you - eager to discover new music, gain unforgettable moments and forge long-lasting friendships with like-minded individuals. Thank you to each and everyone of you for being part of this journey and for inspiring us to do what we do.
Farr is composed of a small team that are dedicated to making those scorching few days in July the pinnacle of our annual efforts. However, as the festival has grown, so has the demand on our resources, including our beloved home of Bygrave Woods and its surrounding environment. "Let things grow organically" somebody once said and that is exactly what we did.
It might seem like a simple thing to do; invite some artists, bring in a sound system, set up a bar and turn on the lights… things get a lot more complicated when the small party you began gradually evolves into an event with 6 stages, 120 artists, 100 traders, 300 crew and 8000 people attending. It requires unparalleled attention to detail, patience and thick skin to do this year upon year.
2018 was a bold edition and marked our most potent lineup to date. Highlights include Mr G, DVS1 and Zip flexing it out in the woods at Ma Dahu’s - Maribou State, Tom Misch and Benji B elevating levels at The Factory - Gerd Janson, Dixon and Job Jobse laying in down at The Shack - Antepop, Rezzett and Claro Intelecto unleashing the fury at Campfire Headphase. A very big thank you to our stage partners as well; Boy’s Own, Abandon Silence, Ransom Note, Inverted Audio, Bokeh Versions, Flux and Shake.
Key to our success is our team, none of this would have been achieved without their grit and determination. Those that have been involved with Farr Festival over the years have become a huge part of our journey and without them, none of this would have been possible. A huge thanks to them for being there and making the past nine years one hell of a ride.
What does the future hold for Farr Festival? This is yet to be determined, but once we arrive at that decision you will be the first to know.
FARR, OUT xXx"
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